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Our Partners in Lean Training & Lean Education

University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Management: UMass is Boston's public business school. Their demanding and internationally accredited undergraduate and MBA programs provide a competitive and high value education. As you may know, the GBMP is located inside of the College of Management at UMass Boston.

The Shingo Institute: The Shingo Prize was established in 1988 in honor of Shigeo Shingo to promote world-class manufacturing and recognize companies that achieve superior customer satisfaction and business results. The philosophy of the Shingo Institute is that world-class business performance may be achieved through focused improvements in core manufacturing and business processes.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: SME is dedicated to bringing people and information together to advance manufacturing knowledge. GBMP co-produces the Lean Manufacturing Pavilion & Business Improvement Conference with SME at EASTEC, the premier manufacturing event in the Northeast.

Shawsheen Technical Institute: Shawsheen Technical Institute and Adult Learning Center serves adult learning needs through inspirational learning experiences by superb instructors who have ready access to technologies found in today’s workplaces. No simulators. No facsimiles. Shawsheen offers technical training for the real world of work in a friendly and family atmosphere where the focus is on you. STI is located at the Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School in Billerica. Classes are taught in state-of-the–art technical facilities and laboratories  - machining, welding, internet, business technology and health/life sciences shops. These resources are what makes the STI learning experience unique and effective in preparing adult learners for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

The 5S Store:
The 5S Store is a one-stop shop for everything 5S. They provide bins, aisle marking tape, tool control foam, pegboard systems, books, training materials, posters, signage, implementation and sustainment forms, starter kits and much, much more. Stop hunting all over the place for the tools you need to put your 5S program in place. The 5S Store provides its customers with everything they need, all in one place, saving you valuable time and money.

The Center for Operational Excellence (COE) is a division of Stony Brook University Corporate Education and Training (CET), and is located on the University campus. The Center was created to help businesses on Long Island drive sustainable competitive advantage and achieve world class operational excellence through the coordination of strategically aligned resources and partnerships. A primary goal of our Center is to align with organizations that continually 'set the standard' in their field of expertise; we chose GBMP as our educational partner for Lean and Six Sigma training. Our instructors are trained and vetted by GBMP's experienced continuous improvement managers developers to deliver GBMP courses to Long Island companies.

JVS Boston: JVS's mission is to empower individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and to partner with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces. Since 1938, JVS has delivered a broad range of educational and vocational services to over 15,000 clients annually to help them reach financial independence, including job search training, career counseling, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, GED classes and much much more. JVS partners with over 1,400 area employers to help fill vacancies and provide the education their employees need to ascend their career ladders. JVS can develop customized training and educational services for your employees at your location, based on your business and workforce goals.

Association for Manufacturing Excellence: Founded in 1985, AME is an association of 6000 executives, senior and middle managers who are dedicated to the understanding, analysis and exchange of productivity methods and their successful application in the pursuit of excellence.

The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund: DET, an agency of the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development, administers the Workforce Training Fund. The fund provides resources to Massachusetts businesses to train current and newly hired employees. Its goal is to help improve employee skills and maintain the economic strength of the Commonwealth's businesses. GBMP has helped its clients capture over $10 Million in funding through the DET.

Brian Maskell Associates: BMA specializes in Lean Accounting and works in conjunction with GBMP to bring workshops on that topic to Massachusetts employers.

Select Strategy, Inc.: Select Strategy, Inc. is a management consulting firm. Their consulting processes and online systems have helped Fortune 500 companies and small to mid size companies improve employee hiring and selection, employee safety and well being, skills development and an understanding and alignment of customer and employee needs. The result is greater business productivity. GBMP has secured discounts for their members and GBMP customers can benefit by integrating these processes with their Continuous Improvement programs.

The Boston Tooling and Machining Association: BTMA helps members of the precision custom manufacturing industry in New England achieve business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, networking, information, programs and services.

Massachusetts Hospital Association: The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common interest in promoting the good health of the people of the Commonwealth. Through leadership in public advocacy, education, and information, MHA represents and advocates for the collective interests of its members and supports their efforts to provide high quality, cost effective and accessible care.

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC): Providing one-on-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance and strategic, marketing and operational analysis. Services are delivered through a statewide network of skilled professionals supported by a vast network of federal, state, educational and private sector partners. There is an MSBDC regional or satellite office located within 30 minutes of any potential client in the state through regional and specialty programs providing services at over 50 locations across the state.

Optimal-Use provides healthcare organizations an objective view of their environment.  We integrate analysis of process, program and space to find the most effective and  fiscally responsible solutions to  facility and operational challenges. Optimal-Use is dedicated to addressing clients space and facility constraints by a practical application of  analysis tools and creativity. We bring the right tools and mindset to the issue, without  preconception.

Other helpful links:

The National Association of Manufacturers www.nam.org
The Bureau of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov